Red Sox Triple-A (Worcester)
Remember how I said it was a good week for power hitters? Let’s start with Jarren Duran who deserves to be seen as a power hitter now (although he does a lot more than just hit bombs). Duran hit two more homers and now has 15 on the season (to go along with seven doubles and one triple). He is slashing .284/.378/.604 with 31 RBI, 36 runs scored and 10 steals. Fun to watch.
Johan Mieses did not hit a home run but he had a really good week and is now hitting .321 in Triple-A. Mieses is slashing .299/.384/.664 with six doubles, one triple, and 14 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A. The outfielder has driven in 30 runs and scored 29 more.
Marcus Wilson hit his ninth home run of the year this week (he also has six doubles and three triples). The outfielder is slashing .259/.377/.488 with 27 RBI and 26 runs scored. He’s stolen nine bases in just 10 attempts as well.
Jeter Downs hit his seventh home run of the year this week. He has three doubles to go along with that. The infielder was named to the futures game, and is currently working with a .234 average. Downs has driven in 17 runs and scored 20 more, while stealing 11 bases.
Tanner Houck made two appearances this week. In those two games, the right-hander allowed a combined three runs on five hits over eight innings. Houck lowered his ERA down to 4.08 and now has 23 strikeouts compared to just three walks in 17 2/3 innings. He has a 1.08 WHIP and a .239 BAA. Houck’s got to be close to ready for the Majors again after returning from injury.